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edit boot file while I can't boot my computer

By VicMom
Jan 6, 2007
  1. How to edit my boot file in my computer while I can’t boot my computer

    I could not boot the window xp home edition , too. It gave me the following error message:



    window could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
    Could not read from the selected book disk. Check boot path and disk hard
    Please check the windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.
    according to microsoft. I need to add the boot file.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477?sd=dell
    but I do not know how I can edit the boot file if I can't boot the computer. Thx.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022/EN-US/
     
  2. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    You'll need your Windows Install CD.

    Turn on your computer and when you see your mobo/computer brand on screen, tap F2, F10 or Del (depends on system) quickly and then when you're in the bios, set the CD drive to be the first boot drive (before any HDDs or floppy drives), then put your Windows CD into the drive and press 'R' when you are asked what you want to do. From the console you should be able to fix the boot.ini using 'Edit'.

    If any of this seems confusing please post back

    Edit: The page you linked to seems to have all the info you need.
     
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